Senior Manager - Data Engineering

Amsterdam /
Engineering /
Full-time
Every day, millions of people rely on WeTransfer to share their creative ideas.

Having made its name in the game of quick and simple file-sharing, WeTransfer has grown into an end-to-end suite of digital solutions with more than 87 million monthly active users in 190 countries. Beyond the WeTransfer.com platform, we have the storytelling platform WePresent, quick slide-making tool Paste, immersive sketching app Paper, and inspiration-capturing tool Collect. We design and deliver delightful experiences that continue to feel obvious and intuitive to millions of people—from our moms to your favorite artists. As a certified B-Corp, WeTransfer aims to be a sustainable and responsible tech company, balancing people, planet, and profit

So, the work we do matters. Come and be a part of it.

As a Manager, Data Engineering you will be leading a team of Data Engineers and data analytics and will play a thought leadership role in our team – the team will look to you for advice on data and business issues facing them. You work very efficiently and routinely deliver the right things. You will have a company-wide view of the Data Engineering solutions that you build, and you will consistently think in terms of automating or expanding the results company-wide.

This high impact role will have an opportunity to lead a team to help design and build our data infrastructure and work with emerging technologies such as Redshift , Databricks, Tableau and associated AWS cloud services while driving business intelligence solutions end-to-end: business requirements, workflow instrumentation, data modeling and ETL. They should be an expert at designing, implementing, and operating stable, scalable, low cost solutions to flow data from production systems into the data lake and into end-user facing applications. The role requires someone who loves data, understands enterprise information systems, has a strong business sense, and can lead a team to put these skills into action.

A customer-obsessed, relentless curiosity is a must, as is commitment to the highest standards of methodological rigor that a given study allows. This role provides opportunity for significant exposure to WeTransfer’s culture, leadership, and global businesses.

Basic Qualifications

    • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field and 9+ years industry experience
    • 4+ years of hands-on experience hiring and managing teams of Data Engineers and 5+ as a hands-on Data Engineer
    • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    • Highly proficient in SQL and knowledgeable about data warehousing concepts.
    • Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team.
    • Effective analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

Preferred qualifications

    • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field
    • Experience building data products incrementally and integrating and managing datasets from multiple sources
    • Experience with Tools and Technologies (Redshift, Databricks, Tableau)
    • Experience providing technical leadership and mentor other engineers for data engineering best practices
    • Advanced knowledge and expertise with Data modelling skills, Advanced SQL , MySQL, and Columnar Databases
    • Demonstrated industry leadership in the fields of Database and/or Data Warehousing, Data Sciences and Big Data processing
WeTransfer is an equal opportunity employer and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our people. We welcome you, and everything that makes you—well, you. That includes your gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, or disability status.

A note on remote
Our work environment is hybrid-remote, meaning that we support our employees to work remotely and in the office. We encourage employees to decide for themselves and with their team whether or when to go to the office. However, we recommend that you don't come to the office more than 2-3 per week - since that wouldn't be hybrid anymore.

While it is not necessarily a determining or disqualifying factor for any role, you may be required to complete a standard employment background screening.